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Not on the Cloud? Your business is under threat

Your business relies on customer data and records. So, ask yourself. What happens to your livelihood if disaster hits and you lose valuable data? Would you be able to recover your operation quickly? Data failures may sound like distant events that will never happen. But their effects are real and have proved devastating for many businesses.

To be frank, it’s not a matter of opinion. If a business can't get back up and running quickly, it faces real risk. And there’s no point in carrying out data protection or recovery after a disaster strikes. Your data will be lost already.

Let’s be clear. To secure your business in today’s market, you need to protect your systems and data. That way, you can keep trading safely, secure in the knowledge that your systems are in the hands of experts. So, if you’re reading this and you’re not taking advantage of the added protection offered by today’s cloud-based solutions, the time to act is now.


The nightmare of data loss

What is the average cost of network downtime? According to a 2019 report from ITIC, 86% of businesses say one hour of downtime costs them $300,000. Additionally, the same study found one hour of downtime cost 34% of businesses anything between $1 to $5 million. It’s important to remember that this is before any fines or legal costs are factored into the equation. 

It’s important to remember that this figure is only an average. The true cost for your business depends on your overall size and scale.

If you can combine the intangible and recovery costs, along with the sums for lost revenue and productivity, you have your own total cost of downtime per hour. In terms of smaller businesses, a 2016 survey by the Ponemon Institute, as cited by Atlassian found the usual range for most small businesses sits between $137 and $427 per minute. As you can imagine, sums like these aren’t sustainable for long.   

Even if you don’t explain the situation to customers, they will soon notice you’re not running at full speed. And this damages your hard-won reputation. Ultimately, the question you need to ask yourself is this; if a data loss occurred, could we quickly recover? If your answer is uncertain, so is the future of your business.


Cloud storage is the solution to data loss 

Cloud computing is the term given to accessing computer services on-demand through the internet. This is opposed to the older method you may be used to, which involves software licences and banks of servers located physically on-site.

Otherwise known as the Cloud, these services run from huge sites called data centres (DC) that contain a large array of servers. Using them brings many benefits, including improved affordability and the option to scale as your business shifts in size. But the Cloud’s most valuable attribute for companies is in the data protection it provides.

When you use the Cloud, your IT infrastructure is in the hands of dedicated experts. Plus, it doesn’t matter how big you are. Businesses of all sizes can access skills and hardware which otherwise might not be available. So, if you choose the Cloud, you can relax and run your business knowing that you’re fully protected should the worst happen.


The advantages of using K-Cloud

At Kerridge Commercial Systems, we’ve been running cloud services for over 20 years. The expertise we’ve developed during this time, partnering with a network of data centres around the world, led us to create K-Cloud. Today, over 7,300 customers now run their systems through this secure environment.

Deploying your business systems in K-Cloud means that you are putting them in the hands of experts. Our people understand your business software, together with the network, and our teams work hard to secure and safeguard your data and keep your business operating 24/7.


K-Cloud has many built-in safeguards as standard

With K-Cloud, there are many safeguards available to you that maintain serviceability. Should the worst happen and a power cut hit one location, K-Cloud remains unaffected. Following on, we run our centres to a Tier 3 standard. Therefore, we have many different ways to power our servers and multiple means to keep them cool. 

K-Cloud also has many systems in place to update and maintain our software. Consequently, there is less likelihood of the server going down because of scheduled maintenance. With K-Cloud, our solutions can offer up to 99.99% availability of expected uptime.


Expert security

Crucially, with K-Cloud, your data is protected using industry-leading methods. Depending on the circumstance, our dedicated team provide you with a mix of top-class authentication, access control and security services. When you use K-Cloud, you know your business is running on the latest system, with engineers that understand the systems monitoring performance and fine-tuning its technology.


High certification standards

As you can imagine, not all data centres are the same. But with K-Cloud, the risk of anything physically affecting our hardware is negligible. All our data centres have ISO/IEC 27001 certification, meaning they meet the requirements set out by the international standard. So, you can relax. Because when you choose K-Cloud, your data is in a certifiable safe space.

Better yet, our DCs also meet the ISO9001 standard for quality management. These reports serve as a seal of quality over the way our data centres handle processing integrity, security, and privacy. These accreditations serve as hard-won credentials. They exist to give you peace of mind that K-Cloud will keep your data secure and protected.


Now is the time to act

Hopefully, you can see there’s no point in waiting. Especially not when you’re risking time, money, and your valuable reputation. Bringing your IT estate up-to-date might sound complicated. But with K-Cloud, the process is simple, straightforward and secure. We’ve got the experience and expertise to take care of it for you. To safeguard your business, simply click here or get in touch at the following address.


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